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We are proud to announce we have received 3 years National Lottery Funding for a Brain Injury Community Social Prescribing Link Worker.

The role will empower people in the community and help them take control of their health and well-being. The Brain Injury Community Social Prescribing Link Worker will spend time with people to focus on, ‘what matters to me’. They will take a holistic approach, connecting people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support.

Social prescribing can help to strengthen community and personal resilience and reduces health inequalities. The role will help address the wider determinants of health, such as physical inactivity. The Link Worker will increase people’s active involvement, support people with their rehabilitation, including support for mental health, and those who are lonely or isolated, thus increasing an individual’s health and well-being. 

 

Who are we looking for:

We are looking for someone who has at least 1 years’ experience dealing with complex health issues, disabilities and mental health in a community setting. You must be confident, with a positive ‘can-do’ attitude and the ability to work to Key Performance Indicators.  We are looking for someone who focuses on what people can do, and not what they can’t and a clear understanding of working in a person-centred manner.  Travel in East Kent is a critical element to this role and you must be able to drive and have access to a vehicle.

Please see full details in the attached documents.

To apply for this role please contact Linda Kerley – lkerley@headwayeastkent.org.uk

Closing date for applications is Friday 21st February 2020

Interviews will be held Monday 2nd March 2020

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The Dover clients had an outing to the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel on the 19th September.

They had a lovely walk around the grounds and admired the fabulous view of Folkestone.

The group then enjoyed a nice cuppa in the cafe, followed by lunch at the West Hougham Beefeater on the way home.

 

If you wish to check out the BBM for yourselves, click the link below:

Battle of Britain Memorial Capel-le-Ferne

The Dover branch had a group discussion recently on ‘Compromise’.

The session started with a discussion on why a ‘win-win’ outcome is preferable to a ‘win-lose’ or ‘lose-lose’ outcome and how this business term relates to
personal relationships.

We then went on to discuss 5 everyday scenarios where opposing views can cause conflict. The focus on this was to encourage clients to look at different perspectives and see things from
another persons point of view. From this base of understanding, the clients were able to work out some possible compromise solutions. The clients were given a handout at the end which had some useful pointers on changing attitudes when in conflict with another person.

Do you find this to be an issue in your relationships?

How do you deal with scenarios with differing opinions that can cause conflict?

Feel free to discuss this over on our Facebook page, just click on the link below, we’d be interested to hear your thoughts.

Facebook – compromise post

On Tuesday, Valentines Day at Folkestone we welcomed the Dover group for a Valentines themed get-together, and a little 50th birthday surprise for Barry our minibus driver nice to see you all, a fun time had by all!

Harry the Therapy Dog with Peter

Our Dover branch was visited by Harry who is a therapy dog. He’s a big dog and was a big hit with clients and staff – he’s such a softie!